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Sweet and Salty Granola


This sweet and salty granola recipe is an easy, healthy homemade snack. It’s made with simple ingredients and naturally sweetened, too!   

Sweet and Salty Granola
This easy granola recipe is in partnership with our friends at Simple Mills. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that support The Fitchen. 

I’m on a plane right now. A plane that’s bound for Indianapolis, Indiana. Clark is in the row ahead of me because we changed our flights at the last minute and we got the last two seats. My parents will pick us up at the airport and we’ll stay at my aunt and uncle’s house tonight. Then we’ll drive to Lexington tomorrow for my cousin’s wedding(s). First, the Hindi ceremony and then the Christian one.

I’m a mixture of excited for this weekend and also exhausted because TBH I’ve had more than enough travel lately. I feel like we JUST got back from Mexico yesterday. And then we woke up the next day and moved out of our old apartment into a new place, literally. We’re still living out of boxes. I don’t know where anything is. We haven’t cooked a real meal yet. And I keep waking up not knowing where I am.

We’ve moved enough times for me to know that snacks are a necessity for the process. We’ve been living on snacks. Lots of snacks. Snacks like this sweet and salty, easy-to-get-obsessed-with granola. Granola with a secret ingredient. CRACKERS.

You heard me. We’re putting crackers in granola today, y’all. I swear I haven’t lost my mind. It’s a new kind of genius and you’re coming along with me on this crazy ride. This granola gets hooked up with salted almond flour crackers from Simple Mills because they’re the perfect cracker. They’re gluten-free, crunchy, salty, and most importantly, made with simple, real ingredients. Also important to note – stock up on them when you’re at Whole Foods. Our Colorado Springs location always has them and I’m not ashamed to admit that I buy several boxes at a time.

Sweet and Salty Granola Simple Mills

Which means you can happily snack without worrying about artificial ingredients or a bunch of empty calories. This granola is straight up good carbs, good fats, protein, and whole food goodness.

This granola is exactly what it sounds like — sweet and salty — except it’s also so much more. It’s crunchy. It’s wholesome. It’s naturally sweetened. And best of all, it’s easy to make and easy to snack on.

I HAVE to have snacks like this around during busy times like these. Something to grab out of the cabinet when I’m heading out the door. Something to bag up and stuff into my backpack for the flight. Something to fill the space before I figure out what’s for dinner because we haven’t stocked the fridge yet.

Ya feel me? This granola is for busy people like you and me and pretty much everyone who loves to snack. Which is everyone, I think. 😘


Sweet and Salty Granola

Sweet and Salty Granola - This stuff is the BOMB. Addicting! So easy to make in a big batch and it stays good for a couple of weeks!

This sweet and salty granola recipe is an easy to make, healthy homemade snack. It’s made with simple ingredients and naturally sweetened, too!

  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baked


2 cups rolled oats
2/3 cups Simple Mills salted almond flour crackers, crushed
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup whole almonds
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
“Finishing Touches”
1/2 cup chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons maple syrup


Preheat oven to 250º and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients and whisk together.
In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients. Pour into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix.
Pour granola onto baking sheet and spread evenly. Bake 40 minutes, removing halfway to stir.
After 40 minutes, remove from oven and pour chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup over the granola. Give it a quick mix and return to the oven for 5 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 239
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 62 mg
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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  • Kristina @ Love & Zest
    September 1, 2017

    I love sweet and salty! I could munch on this all day long!

  • Alisa Fleming
    September 1, 2017

    Cracker granola!! That’s too much fun and such a great idea. I love everything about this recipe.

  • Rachel
    September 1, 2017

    We are granola junkies in this house. This looks delicious!

  • Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    September 1, 2017

    What a great granola recipe! Love the sweet and salty combo. Good luck with the rest of the travel and getting settled into the new place.

  • I think I need this right now! Sweet and salty is the best combo ever, I’ve actually added sea salt to store-bought granola I haven’t made granola in a while so I’ll have to try this!

  • Sarah
    August 31, 2017

    I’m a HUGE sweet and salty fan, crave it! I just love this recipe and cannot wait to give it a try! The crackers in granola is a genius idea and I like Simple Mills so this is a must try.

  • Love the addition of crackers to the granola! I’m all about the sweet + salty flavor combo!

  • Laura
    August 31, 2017

    Sounds like a very busy season of life! I hope you can enjoy time with your family and eat lots of this yummy granola!

  • Sweet and salty is the best! This would be dangerous to keep around the house!

  • Christine - Jar Of Lemons
    August 31, 2017

    I’m always such a big fan of granola. I could eat SO much of it, haha! This recipe looks amazing!

  • amanda -runtothefinish
    August 31, 2017

    oh man, I have a feeling I’d want to eat this all in one sitting! I love sweet salty, but totally never thought about doing it with granola!